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April 29, 2005
Contact: Ann Marie Foster, Bridge Program KU/HINU, (785) 749-8404, ext. 336.

Haskell, KU students present research in May 3 symposium at Haskell

LAWRENCE -- Sixteen undergraduate students from Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas will present research in poster sessions at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in 137 Navarre Hall at Haskell.

The students conducted research in one of three programs that encourage minority students to pursue biomedical science careers. The programs are funded by the National Institutes of Health. KU and Haskell faculty collaboratively administer more than $12 million in three NIH grant programs: Initiative for Minority Student Development (IMSD) at KU and the Bridges to the Future Program and the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Program (RISE), both at Haskell.

The Haskell-KU executive committee for these programs includes Myra Alexander-Starr, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Haskell; Sharon Condon, communications studies, Haskell; Marigold Linton, director of American Indian Outreach, KU; Dennis O'Malley, natural sciences, Haskell; James A. Orr, chair for biological sciences at KU; Marian Hukle, IMSD program coordinator; Ann Marie Foster, Bridge Program coordinator; Claude Laird, RISE Program coordinator.

The students, their hometowns, universities, majors, NIH program and poster presentation titles are listed below.

AZ Flagstaff Everlee McCabe KU Sport science IMSD Association of ACE Gene I/D Polymorphism with Body Mass Index (BMI)
ID Pocatello Talia Martin KU Chemistry IMSD The Biophysical Characterization and Empirical Phase Diagram of Bovine Serum AlbuminWetland Vegetation
KS Kanopolis Rebecca Orozco KU Biology IMSD Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Plant Development at Elevated CO2
KS Leawood Johnathan Evans KU Chemistry IMSD Novel S-Heterocycles as Potential MMP Inhibitors
KS Lenexa Mulubrhan Misgana KU Psychology IMSD The Cultural Grounding of Personal Relationship in Mainstream American and Ethiopian American Worlds
KS Olathe Mariza Rosales KU Speech-language-hearing IMSD Word Learning by Spanish-Speaking Toddlers
KS Wellington Michelle Tehel KU Biology IMSD Association of the 5HT2C Promoter Polymorphisms with Body Mass Index (BMI)
KS Wichita Natalie Burris KU Geology IMSD Assessment of Three Mixing Methods for Studying Reaction Kinetics with Granular Iron
NV Nixon Nikki Williams HINU Natural Science Bridge Surface Plasmon Resonance to Measure Fibrinogen Adsorption on Self-Assembled Monolayers
NY New York City Rachel Galimidi KU Human biology IMSD Codon Usage Bias in Drosophila willistoni and the Expression of tRNA-guanine transglycosylase
OK Apache Jason Koontz HINU Environmental Science RISE How Does Temperature Affect the Growth and Sporulation of a Newly Discovered Isolate of Mosquito Gut Fungi?
OK Oklahoma City Kalonie Hullbutta HINU Environmental Science RISE Optimization of CO2 Laser Ablation Techniques for Fabrication of Poly(dimethylsiloxane)Devices
OK Okmulgee Joseph Anderson HINU Environmental Science RISE The Biophysical Characterization and Empirical Phase Diagram of Bovine Multi-spectral  Airborne  Imagery to Monitor and Map Riparian and Wetland  Vegetation  
OK Sapulpa Ben Baker HINU Environmental Science RISE Galvonic Vestibular Stimulation and Low Back Neuromotor Control
OK Shawnee Jordan Roberts KU Human biology IMSD Association of the 5HT2A Promoter Polymorphism with Body Mass Index (BMI)
OK Tulsa Ryan Grigsby KU Chemistry IMSD Phenolic Acid Constituent Analysis of Echinacea spp. Using _CE-EC

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